Windows 8.1 RTM Question

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by jrcro97, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. jrcro97

    jrcro97 MDL Novice

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    Hope i'm in the right place my first post after installing windows 8 RTM do you do a microsoft account ? I don't know if I should or not.
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  2. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Allways I installed Windows 8 products from early betas to 8.1 RTM with my MS account and I had no problems.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Windows user

    Windows user MDL Senior Member

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    Yes,you will need a Microsoft Account to download apps & to try the new features of Windows 8...but if you want to use desktop applications only & want to do serious work...then you won't need a Microsoft Account :D
     
  4. laminblur

    laminblur MDL Novice

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    You'll be fine with just using local account but if you wants to download apps from Microsoft Store, you will need to login with MS account.
     
  5. jrcro97

    jrcro97 MDL Novice

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    I have a Microsoft account but was afraid to use it with win 8 RTM
     
  6. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    you could always make a dummy account with MS too. At least until OCT if it is that important.
     
  7. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    I still prefer to disable Microsoft cloud accounts on my machines.

    Secpol.msc

    Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options

    Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts


    Orig.
     
  8. Aden Tengoku

    Aden Tengoku MDL Junior Member

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    good tip but it seems useless on server 2012 :tea:
     
  9. eydee

    eydee Guest

    If you use a MS account, MS will always know if you're in front of your computer or not. It's like mobile phone cell information. They always know where you are.

    If you can handle this, go ahead and use a live account.